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3.0 out of 5 stars May have compatibility issues., 7 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Actiontec SBWD100A01 ScreenBeam Pro Wireless Display Receiver for WiDi Laptops/ Miracast Devices (Personal Computers)
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I am not much of a computer geek but liked the idea of using this to stream films etc straight on to my television. In theory this is a simple and effective product but in practice in can be an effort to make work. To install the receiver you just plug in the power chord (supplied) and the HDMI cable. That is if you have a HDTV, then turn it all on and wait for the `Ready to connect' screen to appear on the HDTV.

To connect using WiDi you have to find the Internet Wireless display on what ever device you are using and launch; which can be done by Windows search. It will then scan for available receivers and if your neighbour is lucky will get their television instead. It then has to synch, as you would expect. Then the receiver details a PIN this will need to be entered onto the WiDi device. You can also connect using Wi-Fi Maracsat which is also fairly easy.

Now I got mine to work with the HDTV with some help from a friend, but I have read the reviews elsewhere and it is clear that there are compatibility issues. Actiontec does have a good web site and also you can download the latest ScreenBeam Pro firmware from them. Some have also reported issues around distance of the device from the TV (no more than 30 feet) being a problem, my front room is not really big enough to cause a problem and so mine is actually working, albeit with a smaller picture and I have been unable to alter that even on my TV, so not as fab as I was hoping. It does appear to have had issues for some users but mine has not been that bad, hence my rating and it is better seeing films on the big screen rather than streamed to my tablet so all in all quite a good little; product, and to be fair it looks ok too and can be sort of hidden to one side of the TV so I feel is not a bad product at all.
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